See Now, Buy Now: These Bonobos Corduroy Pants Are Some of the Best Men’s Pants for Fall

When getting dressed for fall with the best men’s style essentials, how do you get ready? I mean, really truly, get ready? The answer, in my book, is to turn to a trusted brand that you can already trust when it comes to making essentials for the rest of the year — like Bonobos. Enter the Bonobos 5-Pocket Corduroy Pants, a pair that checks all the right boxes as some of the best men’s corduroy pants, while also mimicking the same fit and styling details as, say, the rest of the Bonobos pants you know and love.

Best men's corduroy pants for fall.

If you read this blog, you’re hopefully well-acquainted with the fit and fabric of Bonobos men’s pants, and for good measure, you can bet the Bonobos 5-Pocket Corduroy Pants deliver those same crucial points in spades. The key is the use of a stretch Spanish corduroy fabric that blends cotton and spandex, making the Bonobos 5-Pocket Corduroy Pants almost as comfortable (almost) as your favorite pair of tailored sweatpants.

Best corduroy pants for men.

The rest of the details on the Bonobos 5-Pocket Corduroy Pants are as good as expected, including the brand’s signature curved waistband for a standout, comfortable fit. Speaking of fit: As is the case with the full lineup of Bonobos men’s pants, you can pick from four distinct fits (from Slim Taper to Athletic), along with 15 colors and a good number of waist sizes.

Throw in the plethora of fall-friendly colors and the Bonobos 5-Pocket Corduroy Pants are a perfect fall style move — and possibly your new favorite pair of pants. Shop accordingly, my friends.


The Sunday Sale: Take More Than 20 Percent Off the Best Men’s Lounge Pants from Taylor Stitch

Best lounge pants for men.

Every guy should have some go-to men’s style essentials, even for “down time” or casual situations, right? That includes picks like the best lounge pants — because you can even stay stylish when hanging at home — and that’s where today’s Sunday Sale comes in. Now, you already know San Francisco’s Taylor Stitch for making rugged, outdoor-ready picks like the best men’s flannel shirt, but what about when you want to relax in style? Well, that’s when you need the Taylor Stitch Fillmore Pants, some of the best lounge pants for men — and as a bonus, they’re an excellent 23 percent off right now.

That’s as worthy of the Sunday Sale as anything, if you ask me, and they’re coming to you by way of the well-stocked yet fast-selling Taylor Stitch Last Call section. What makes the Taylor Stitch Fillmore Pants some of the best lounge pants for men on the market? It’s simple, and it comes down to more than price (although they’ve been knocked down to $75 from $98 prior).

Your new favorite lounge pants feature remarkably soft, sustainable organic French Terry cotton, and they’re built with a sturdy waistband and ribbed ankles that won’t bunch up or sag. Plus, the Dark Navy color on some of the best men’s sweatpants, as seen here, is a look that makes ’em suitable to rock outside the house on casual weekend outings, too.

Even better, they feature a button fly and a natural draw cord, so all the details are on-point. When you need some of the best lounge pants, consider the Taylor Stitch Fillmore Pants — and get ready to save as you shop, too.

See Now, Buy Now: The Bonobos Stretch Lightweight Chinos Are the Only Pants You Need This Summer

If we’ve talked about it on the blog before, we’ve talked about it, well, plenty of times. There’s going to come a time, once again, this summer when you’ve got to step out in tailored style… wearing a pair of stylish pants, all in spite of the heat. The pants in question you should be wearing? Well, that part, to me, is easy: The Bonobos Lightweight Stretch Chinos are a go-to style move that should keep you looking sharp and staying plenty cool for the rest of summer, and that’s an understatement.

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You’re hopefully well-aware that Bonobos makes some of the best men’s style essentials across each of the four seasons, from one of the best lightweight jackets to the best stretch jeans, but this new pair of breezy pants might be the best of the bunch — for right now, at least. The key with these stylish summer pants really is right in the name: The Bonobos Lightweight Stretch Chinos live up to that billing, and then some.

Crucially, the Bonobos Lightweight Stretch Chinos truly are a stretchy blend of polyester, rayon, cotton and spandex for ease of movement and a hand feel that’s a step up from even the brand’s classic Bonobos Stretch Washed Chinos 2.0 (those might already be one of your favorite pairs of pants, as luck would have it).

Helpfully when it comes to the Bonobos Lightweight Stretch Chinos, you can also take your pick from three cool-as-can-be colors, including the ever-versatile Dark Surf as worn above. Beyond that, you can pair up each set with everything from a white short-sleeve henley — for high-low casual style — to a crisp Oxford shirt. To round things out nicely, you can score the Bonobos Lightweight Stretch Chinos for under $100. The next time you want to beat the heat in style, this pair might just be your best bet.

See Now, Buy Now: The American Giant Roughneck Pants are the Most Versatile Everyday Pants on the Market

Best everyday pants for men.

Every guy’s wardrobe should be rounded out by a variety of pants, should it not? Be it the best men’s jeans or something with a little more hard-wearing edge, a guy’s got to have options (and yes, I’m talking well beyond PJ bottoms or even sweatpants, too). What if you could get the versatility of classic blue jeans, the toughness of work pants and the ability to rock those same pants from day to night? That’s what you’re getting with the American Giant Roughneck Pants, some of the most versatile everyday pants for men on the market at present, seriously.

If you read the blog or if you’ve scoured any American Giant reviews as of late, then you know the brand has a penchant for taking solid basics and making them even more sturdy, wearable and classic, be it the USA-made Oxford shirt of your dreams or the best men’s thermal shirt. Maybe you’re also aware of the fact that the brand makes some of the best casual jackets for nearly all occasions, too, but let’s get back to the durable, tough and smartly designed American Giant Roughneck Pants, which check off all the right boxes in your search for real pants once more.

Best work pants for men.

Available in both Slim and Straight cuts — the Slim are nicely tailored and not too skinny in the slightest — the American Giant Roughneck Pants sit right in the middle of work pants, jeans and chinos, and that’s not a bad thing at all. When you really think about it, the utility of the American Giant Roughneck Pants makes perfect sense, seeing as they’re made to fill that void if you’re searching for the best pants for men. They feature a riveted five-pocket design for a sturdy build, plus cotton canvas construction for a rugged finish. Custom metal hardware makes the American Giant Roughneck Pants stand out ever so slightly, but these stylish work pants have a more tailored, clean look than other reinforced work pants.

That means you can wear the American Giant Roughneck Pants to the office in more casual situations (say, on a day where you can wear an Oxford shirt, sans blazer, for instance). If your office isn’t quite that casual, save the hard-wearing yet comfortable American Giant Roughneck Pants for the weekends and for casual weeknight outings (brewery visits and a concert or two at a small club come to mind). They can do it all, like your favorite pair of blue jeans, yet you should also be able to really bear down and get work done (or just retrieve some firewood and pour another dram of whiskey) when the time comes. For a USA-made pair of pants available in three wear-with-anything shades, the $150 asking price isn’t too bad in the slightest. Gear up with the American Giant Roughneck Pants and get the job done, whatever it might be.

The Thursday Buy: Billy Reid’s Moleskin Jeans Are The Coolest Pants for Men to Buy Now

As much as you might have updated your uniform over the last, say, two years to reflect more casual menswear and casual times, there’s still something to be said for getting dressed the right way with a pair of the best men’s pants. Yes, that’s right: I said it, and you’re going to have to get dressed in sharp style again one of these days. Enter Billy Reid and the seriously cool, versatile Billy Reid Moleskin Jeans. They’re a perfect example of the ways in which the Alabama-based namesake brand remains one of the best menswear designers in the country.

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Billy’s focus is on giving the classics a fresh, modern and yet still timeless spin, whether it’s one of the best sweatshirts for men — updated with neat elbow patches — or the classic Billy Reid Bond Peacoat. He really doesn’t miss a beat when it comes to blending the more rugged with the more refined, which is why pieces like the Billy Reid Moleskin Jeans are the perfect way to ease back into wearing more traditional pants (as comfortable as your sweatpants might be, that is). It starts with the Portuguese-made construction and the careful use of just a hint of elastane for comfortable stretch, turning the Billy Reid Moleskin Jeans into a next-level pair of pants, so to speak. It gets better from there, luckily.

As ever with Billy Reid menswear, it’s the details that make the difference, and the Billy Reid Moleskin Jeans are packed with small touches only one of the country’s top style designers can provide. Take the custom hardware on the front center of these stylish slim-fit jeans, not to mention the ultra-soft fabric and the tailored fit throughout. It’s the little things and the big things that Billy Reid gets correct here, turning these into some of the best pants for men. But remember: That touch of stretch makes them more comfortable right out of the box than stiff selvedge jeans, and that’s not a bad thing, either. They’re also available in rich colors like the khaki-esque Rubber and the wear-with-anything Earth Green shown above. Fear not the higher price tag ($228 at Billy Reid), because these are going to provide some nice bang for your buck.

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The Billy Reid Moleskin Jeans are going to replace even your most treasured pair of sweatpants, and they also might even replace a pair of your favorite jeans (remember, moleskin is like a brushed cotton, a nice change of pace from classic, much-loved Billy Reid men’s jeans). The Billy Reid Moleskin Jeans are a change of pace from the ordinary, wearable with anything and everything from one of the best henleys for men — which you can also find at Billy Reid — to a tailored shawl cardigan for rugged winter layering. You can even wear the Billy Reid Moleskin Jeans with a classic T-shirt and a trucker jacket for the ideal blend of high-low style. When it’s time to get dressed properly by wearing “real pants,” I’d wager the Billy Reid Moleskin Jeans are going to prove more than essential — they might even become a new favorite.

See Now, Buy Now: Filson’s Flannel-Lined Dry Tin Cloth Pants are the Winter Pants You Need Now

As crazy as it might seem, there are times you need to level up your winter menswear even further beyond what you might have previously planned — this is where Filson enters the equation with some of the best men’s pants for winter, of course. Long a trusted heritage gear purveyor (and one of my long-running favorite brands, as many a Filson review indicates), Filson continues to amp things up when you need it the most. This goes for staple pieces like a winter-ready down shirt jacket, and of course, the Filson Flannel-Lined Dry Tin Cloth Pants. It’s practically the perfect point in winter to wear these extremely rugged, hard-working pants, as you very well might be in the throes of a polar vortex right now. Here’s where the remarkable Filson Flannel-Lined Dry Tin Cloth Pants can help you out in a big way, especially if snow shoveling or the rest of your outdoor-centric to-do list just can’t wait.

Perhaps you’re already well-aware of the durability and hard-wearing benefits of the Filson Dry Tin Pants, which are truly unstoppable in most conditions. The key here is both the 100 percent dry finish Tin Cloth cotton, which is then souped up with 8-ounce Alaskan Guide Flannel fabric on the interior. It’s the best of both worlds, turned into a pair of the best men’s pants for winter.

Now, the Filson Flannel-Lined Dry Tin Cloth Pants have proven a surprisingly hot seller despite a higher price tag than other pairs of Filson men’s pants, including the excellent Filson Rail-Splitter Jeans. They retail for $225 at Filson, a fair price when you consider they’re a durable pair of work pants designed to take on snow and wet conditions. The flannel lining of the aptly named Filson Flannel-Lined Dry Tin Cloth Pants should add another layer of comfort and warmth, especially if you wear them in frigid conditions with, say, a Filson merino base layer. You very well might not need it with these tough Filson work pants, though — they’re just that exceptionally well-made.

Particularly when the conditions call for it, like a day in the field or the garage, the Filson Flannel-Lined Dry Tin Cloth Pants are going to work exactly as hard as you need them to work. But if you feel like adding a bit of casually rugged style to your off-duty pursuits, you could even team these flannel-lined pants with a thermal henley and a waxed trucker jacket for a casual night out on the town grabbing beers at your local watering hole. And if the day involves everything from a wintry park stroll to an afternoon coffee, then I say you should give the Filson Flannel-Lined Dry Tin Cloth Pants a shot, even moreso if you’re wearing dependable Filson leather boots. Winter days are going to be a whole lot more manageable with your new favorite pair of winter pants — trust me.

The Thursday Buy: These Bonobos Pants are the Best Men’s Pants to Wear All Winter

Bonobos Off Duty Pant

A classic-yet-modern update of your favorite chinos, made for plenty of days at home this winter and beyond.

Folks, welcome back to another edition of The Thursday Buy, where, similar to last week’s feature, I’m going to tell you all about the best pants to wear at home this winter. This post isn’t a repeat, although the same standout brand is in fact featured. That would be Bonobos, makers of the Bonobos Off Duty Pants and the perfect company to put it all in perspective when it comes to hanging out at home in style. Don’t believe me? Well, you’re in for a mighty fine treat, seeing as these tailored men’s pants toe the line between sweatpants and chinos with ease and plenty of style.

Because all of us are still spending so much time at home, the right mix of versatility and comfort is key when you want to switch up your rotation of the best pants for men, ya dig? And that’s where the Bonobos Off Duty Pants enter the equation. It’s always a great idea to shake things up from time to time, and with a comfortable elastic waistband and yet styling similar to classic Bonobos chinos (think a tailored, flat front and a zipper fly), you’ve found the perfect pants to get the job done. Seriously, these are the pants to wear to work from home, starting right now.

SHOP: The Bonobos Off Duty Pants

Comfort plus tailored style for the win from Bonobos.

The Bonobos Off Duty Pants check all the right boxes when you want to be comfortable and laidback, yet not sloppy. That’s especially the case as you work from home, hop from Zoom call to Zoom call or enjoy a socially distanced happy hour. Go on, set up the computer so everyone can see your finely tailored yet utterly comfortable pants. These hybrid chinos give you everything you’d expect from a pair of Bonobos men’s pants, including a tapered-but-not-too-tight cut, plus a cotton and elastane fabric blend for maximum wearability.

The fact that they more closely resemble chinos than sweatpants also means you can wear ’em with everything from a classic Bonobos henley to a tailored Oxford shirt and your favorite cardigan without needing to go too wild with new wardrobe additions. Color options ranging from Sapling (think classic khaki) to the dark olive Gnarled Pine shade (my personal favorite) provide so much versatility, I’d wager you’re going to want to buy multiple pairs, perhaps one for every work day. Yes, it’s true: The Bonobos Off Duty Pants are easily some of the best pants for men to buy now.

SHOP: The Bonobos Off-Duty Pants

The Only Thing You’ll Like About Working From Home Are These Birddogs Pants

How I probably looked trying to translate my office life into a WFH wardrobe.

I’ll be honest: My work-from-home wardrobe in the early stages of quarantine was a bit all over the place. I needed some direction — OK, a lot of direction. I only wish I’d known about Birddogs sooner, but now that I’ve had the chance to test out the brand, I’m all-in — keep reading, because I know you’ll feel the same way.

[Editor’s note: This post is presented by Birddogs. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting brands that support The Style Guide!]

Settling into your new routine of Zoom conference calls, frozen pizza for lunch, and an ever-dwindling reserve of streaming television … on and on, and on? Great! It’s best to just lean into the work from home vibe (I know I have). One great way to do that? Streamlining getting dressed in these Birddogs pants with built-in underwear.

They’re super comfortable pants that look like legit professional chinos. 

Your new favorite work from home pants.

What’s the Deal with Built-In Underwear?

You’ve probably logged more than a few hours this week already with your butt in a dining room chair, or some other less-than-ergonomic sitting position (guilty as charged from my perspective as I work from home in Brooklyn). Your backside might be aching and inner thighs sticky. But with Birddogs pants, it’s like getting a gentle spandex hug, while your mid-section remains as cool and dry as when you sat down in the morning.  

You can chalk this mind-bending comfort up to the pants’ built-in underwear.

Built-in underwear is exactly what it sounds like – underwear sewn inside your pants.  It’s super simple…and very comfortable. Everything stays perfectly in place, no wedging, no nudging, no nothing.  Wearing pants feels better because of it. 

Get Birddogs pants to upgrade your WFH life in style.

Where Did Birddogs Come From? 

I first heard about Birddogs gym shorts with built-in underwear from friends who raved about them. The revelation that they also made stretch chino pants? That came later.

After logging an embarrassing amount of time on Facebook over the past couple of weeks and months, it became very apparent that your humble Brooklyn menswear editor spends way too much time online searching for the best men’s clothes. Up popped Birddogs ads aplenty! 

Wear Birddogs … anywhere.

Some might make you laugh, like this “couple” shopping at a farmer’s market, but don’t be fooled. The quality backs up the product.

This isn’t just an Instagram or Facebook pop-up brand — Birddogs are here to stay, and once you try them, you’ll know why.

The pants fabric itself not only feels incredible but looks like legit professional chinos.  Not that looking professional matters anymore, but it’s good to know for some indeterminate “later” time.

When things get back to normal, maybe you’ll delete Zoom from your computer and give up frozen pizza, but I bet Birddogs pants with built-in underwear will be part of your work wardrobe for good.



The Friday Read: Myles Apparel, The Best New Sunglasses & Huckberry Face Masks

Keep reading to get 10 percen off these stylish everyday pants from Myles Apparel.

How best to start off the weekend, you might be wondering? I’ve got just the thing for you. If I were you, I’d head over to Myles Apparel and pick up the Tour Pants in Sage as seen above (among other standout colors). They’re made from quick-drying, wrinkle and stain-resistant fabric with handy features like an easy-to-store front phone pocket and reflective pant cuffs. Take it from me: They’re some of the best pants for men to buy now. I’ve been testing Myles Apparel  this week, and I’m here to report back that the brand is good as advertised.

Here’s what that means for you: You can (and should!) use the code MYLES10 to get 10 percent off the best men’s workout gear and heck, the best everyday gear for men, fit for work or play. We’re talking stylish stretch shorts, comfortable pants to wear to work from home, durable workout shirts, classic pocket tees … a bit of everything.


Myles Apparel can practically do it all. Even better? When you don’t want to spend a lot upfront, check out the Myles Apparel Try Before You Buy program, offering convenient returns and shipping. Seriously, all your bases are covered. Having fun yet? Good, let’s keep today’s Friday Read rolling. For starters: I mentioned this last week, but early next week, I’ll be debuting The Style Guide Shop, a chance to check out the best men’s style essentials of the moment — classic picks and seasonal selections from brands you know and love, all on one easily shoppable page. 

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It’s another lovely summer Friday in Brooklyn, but it’s hard not to pay attention to the news elsewhere — thank you for taking time out of your day to head on over here … seriously. When I spend too much time scrolling, I try to step back and put on some soulful music. Lately, that’s meant revisiting albums by Michigan’s Lord Huron (as mentioned in my newsletter!). I can’t recommend the lilting, beautiful stylings of frontman Ben Schneider & co. enough. I’ll be listening to the band this weekend as I explore Brooklyn, grab some brews at the lauded Threes Brewing, and of course, test out all my gear from Myles Apparel. Sound like a plan to you? Alright, alright. Before you kick off your own weekend, check out more from my neck of the woods below. Thanks for reading!

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An anti-aging face serum designed to fight fine lines and the effects of, yes, aging.

Do these fit the bill when it comes to the coolest men’s sunglasses? They sure do.

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Before I let you head out for the weekend, I’ve got one last must-read for you. Even as we cruise through summer, maybe you’re still in search of a few crucial men’s style picks for that camping trip, that adventure off the grid, or heck … your next morning spent working on your patio, coffee in hand.

As ever, you’re going to want to head to my ongoing series The List, where I recently wrote about the 20 best men’s style essentials for whatever you’ve got in store this season. From a new camp shirt to a rugged Timex x Todd Snyder watch and some classic summer sneakers, I hope I covered all the bases. Alright, now it’s finally time to take on the weekend — see you out there, thanks for reading!

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Style Pick of the Week: Western Rise AT Slim Pants

Tough, rugged-yet-versatile pants cut from innovative fabric.

Your search for the best men’s pants for spring and beyond is nearly over — well, at least it will be if you take my words to heart during today’s Style Pick of the Week. That’s because we’re talking all about the Western Rise AT Slim Pants, simply some of the toughest, best pants for men any time of year (and particularly when the going gets tough during winter).
You need rugged pants that won’t quit or suffer an untimely blowout, and Western Rise is going to come through in the clutch. And that’s where the AT Slim Pants enter the equation (and your wardrobe). What’s the catch, Beau? Heck, in my mind, there isn’t really a catch — the Western Rise AT Slim Pants just deliver on multiple levels. For Western Rise, that all starts with a focus on fabric. The brand focuses on “elevated apparel” that calls to mind adventure and versatility — from the city to the great outdoors and back (it’s right there in the Western Rise name, after all). And that approach all goes back down to the small details — crucially, the Western Rise AT Slim Pants are made with tough stretch nylon featuring air-texturized fibers. It’s certainly the best of the new (that tech-focused fabric) with the old-school (the design is based on tough outdoor rivet pants from the 1870s).

The Best Basics. Summer Ready.

The Western Rise AT Slim Pants are simply as good as it gets in terms of tough, dependable style.

Even if you’ve got a closet packed full of the best men’s jeans and chinos, there’s not a chance you’ve got some slim five-pocket pants like these from Western Rise. That’s because the Western Rise AT Slim Pants have plenty of added value, including the fact that the AT Cloth (also made with canvas) is abrasion-resistant and treated with DWR technology to shed water. The Western Rise AT Slim Pants could just be the perfect pants for your commute (especially if you favor biking to work when it’s warmer), yet they really won’t miss a beat at the office, either. The range of colors, including the slate blue option seen here, gives you the opportunity to wear these rugged men’s pants with anything and everything you can dream up, from a tough trucker jacket and your favorite henley on the weekend to a Western Rise flannel shirt and classic chukka boots at the office. End your search right now for your new favorite pants — the only question left is what color you’re going to buy.

SHOP: The Western Rise AT Slim Pants

Elevated Basics. Grounded Price.